The Milwaukee Brewers are open to moving any and all veterans. That includes right-handed starter Freddy Peralta. If there was any potential trade target I’d want the Pirates to go all-in on, it would be Peralta, and there are at least two, very good reasons why. He is a quality starting pitcher who is affordably controlled for multiple years.
Last season, Peralta pitched in a career-high 165.2 innings and worked to a 3.86 ERA, 3.85 FIP, and a 1.12 WHIP. Peralta has consistently posted elite strikeout rates and ‘23 was no different with a 30.9% strikeout rate. However, he posted a career-low 7.9% walk rate. Peralta’s 1.41 HR/9 was a tad high, however, he was well above average at limiting hard contact with an 87.6 exit velocity, and his 16% HR/FB ratio indicates some regression to the mean. Peralta comes with very affordable team control through the 2026 season.